Participants requiring a visa for entry to China are strongly advised to make their application in their home country at least one month before the intended date of travel. Please contact your nearest Chinese Embassy or Consulate or your travel agency for more information. Those who do not fly directly to China should note that you may need a transit visa for some countries in order to continue your travel to China. If a Letter of Invitation is needed for visa application, the Local Organizing Committee can send it upon your request after completion of registration and payment. The Letter of Invitation does not represent a commitment by the Local Organizing Committee to provide financial support.